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BWW Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Is Really Quite SomethingBWW Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Is Really Quite Something
by Barry Lenny - May 4, 2015

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild has turned, once again, to the multi-award winning director, Megan Dansie, to tackle Shakespeare's comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

West End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to CastWest End's ROMEO AND JULIET Adds Derek Jacobi to Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016. (more...)

New Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough TheatreNew Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The world premiere of a new play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning actor/director Chris New opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 26 April 2015 - with a special extra performance on General Election day itself on Thursday, 7 May (Press Night: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2014-15 Robert S. Marx Theatre season comes to a riotous close with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Christopher Durang's madcap comedy about melancholy people. A smash hit on Broadway, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE earned numerous critical accolades, including the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony awards for best play. It runs April 25 through May 23 in the Marx Theatre. (more...)

Claire Karpen & James Ortiz Featured on SOMETHING NEW PodcastClaire Karpen & James Ortiz Featured on SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

In Episode 310, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with James Ortiz (Strangemen & Co., Co-Artistic Director) and Claire Karpen, currently appearing in the Fiasco / Roundabout revival of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETHPublic Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that it will continue its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts by expanding its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT to include a spring touring production of MACBETH to the five boroughs. Directed by Edward Torres, the free Mobile Unit tour (April 24 - May 14) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting prisons, homeless shelters, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, Fortune Society in Queens and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Following the three-week tour, MACBETH will have a limited sit-down run at The Public Theater from May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. The Mobile Shakespeare Unit toured Pericles last fall. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Close 2014-2015 Season with THE LIAR by David IvesGulfshore Playhouse to Close 2014-2015 Season with THE LIAR by David Ives
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

?Gulfshore Playhouse will close their 2014-2015 season with The Liar by David Ives, based on the comedy by Pierre Corneille, playing April 4th through 26th, with $30 preview performances on April 2nd and 3rd. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage JEEVES TAKES A BOW, 4/16-5/3Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage JEEVES TAKES A BOW, 4/16-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will take the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage once more in JEEVES TAKES A BOW, April 16 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

RSC Sets Shakespeare Song Competition Finalists, Public Voting Now OpenRSC Sets Shakespeare Song Competition Finalists, Public Voting Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Today the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announces the seven finalists and opens the public vote for the Shakespeare Birthday Song Competition. 100 entries were received from UK professional and amateur composers, who all created a new musical composition, setting the words from one of Shakespeare's much loved songs to music. (more...)

Tarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGTarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of a Bollywood-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - set in Brampton, Ontario! (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on BroadwayBeneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

OSF to Present SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND, Begin. 4/19OSF to Present SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND, Begin. 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land by acclaimed Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai will have its U.S. premiere as one of 11 plays running in repertory during the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2015 season. Mr. Lai will also direct Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, which opens April 19 and runs through October 31 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 15, 17 and 18. (more...)

Folger Theatre & Capitol Riverfront BID to Celebrate Shakespeare Birthday with Film ScreeningsFolger Theatre & Capitol Riverfront BID to Celebrate Shakespeare Birthday with Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare's birthday this April with three free screenings of some of the most beloved film adaptations of the Bard. From April 24 through April 26, free screenings of Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, and Franco Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew will begin at sundown, between 7:30 and 8pm each night. Actors from Folger Theatre's production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (on stage May 12 through June 21) will be present to introduce the screenings and area vendors will be on hand to provide refreshments. Bard in the Yards represents an exciting collaboration between Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID in a burgeoning area just south of Capitol Hill. (more...)

George Dvorsky to Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN This MayGeorge Dvorsky to Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's THE MUSIC MAN This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Music Man, May 1 through May 16, 2015. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performances will take place Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/3/2015 - Porter on PBS, Hall Leaves HEDWIG, Easter and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: UNDERLAND begins off-Broadway, Billy Porter brings soul to PBS tonight, Lena Hall plays her final show in HEDWIG, and Easter is upon us! (more...)

Casting Confirmed for Wesley Taylor's CUCKOLD at MRTCasting Confirmed for Wesley Taylor's CUCKOLD at MRT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Cuckold, a short play written by 'Smash' and Broadway actor Wesley Taylor, premiering this summer at the Manhattan Repertory Theater 2015 One Act Competition, has found its cast: Ari Itkin (Much Ado About Nothing), Isabelle Ellingson ('Bad Faith'), and Logan Fahey ('Masters of Sex;' 'Grey's Anatomy'). (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents the last two productions of its season, William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Anya Safir, and Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, directed by Melia Bensussen. (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Open Summer Season with MACBETH, 7/11Midsommer Flight to Open Summer Season with MACBETH, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Midsommer Flight announces its fourth season presenting free Shakespeare productions, returning to Chicago parks this summer with the classic tragedy Macbeth and adding, for the first time, an indoor winter production of Twelfth Night in partnership at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in December. Dedicated to presenting high quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare's plays, Midsommer Flight is a proud arts partner with the Chicago Park District. (more...)

Ari Brand, Molly Ephraim and Raviv Ullman to Star in BAD JEWS at Geffen PlayhouseAri Brand, Molly Ephraim and Raviv Ullman to Star in BAD JEWS at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces Ari Brand (Broadway The Neil Simon Plays; Off-Broadway My Name is Asher Lev), Molly Ephraim (ABC's Last Man Standing, Broadway Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof; film Paranormal Activity), Lili Fuller (Hulu's Complete Works) and Raviv Ullman (Off-Broadway Sticks and Bones, title character in Disney's Phil of the Future) as the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon, directed by Matt Shakman, who is the artistic director of the Black Dahlia Theatre, a Geffen playhouse alumni (Good People, Wait Until Dark) and a noted television director (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mad Men). (more...)

Rattestick & piece by piece to Bring 'AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE' to Gym at JudsonRattestick & piece by piece to Bring 'AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE' to Gym at Judson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will begin performances Thursday, May 21 at 7pm at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The opening night is set for Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm. The production is scheduled to run through Saturday, June 27. (more...)

MAMA DRAMA to Play The Duplex in MayMAMA DRAMA to Play The Duplex in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Mama Drama will play The Duplex on Sunday May 3 at 3:00 and Friday May 8 at 6:30. The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher St.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.purplepass.com.     (more...)

Shakespeare Rep 'Legacy Season' to Feature ROMEO AND JULIET, TRAPEZIUM, and MoreShakespeare Rep 'Legacy Season' to Feature ROMEO AND JULIET, TRAPEZIUM, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Shakespeare Rep has announced its 2015-16 Legacy Season. A year-long celebration of Shakespeare's enduring influence as a dramatist, the Legacy Season will feature four productions and a series of events honoring Shakespeare's life, work and the history of Shakespearean performance in the Lowcountry. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!, 5/15Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

After the hilarious musical/comedy hit, 'AIN'T FOOD WONDERFUL', Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents, the Musical Play , 'AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!', by director/writer/composer Dr. Martha Velez, PHD, the author of the award winning play, 'Power of the Powerless!'. (more...)

TRAPEZIUM, HAMLET & More Set for Shakespeare Rep's 2015-16 Legacy SeasonTRAPEZIUM, HAMLET & More Set for Shakespeare Rep's 2015-16 Legacy Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Shakespeare Rep has announced its 2015-16 Legacy Season.  A year-long celebration of Shakespeare's enduring influence as a dramatist, the Legacy Season will feature four productions and a series of events honoring Shakespeare's life, work and the history of Shakespearean performance in the Lowcountry. (more...)

LIVING ON LOVE's Douglas Sills Saves Fellow Diner from Choking!LIVING ON LOVE's Douglas Sills Saves Fellow Diner from Choking!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 24, 2015

Broadway's Douglas Sills can now add 'superhero' to his highly impressive list of accomplishments. (more...)

NOLA Project & NOMA to Present ROBIN HOOD: THIEF, BRIGANDNOLA Project & NOMA to Present ROBIN HOOD: THIEF, BRIGAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

This spring, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the NOLA Project present their ninth collaboration, giving new life to a classic story in the New Orleans Museum of Art's (NOMA) Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In May, the award-winning, independent theatre company will transform the garden into Sherwood Forest in "Robin Hood: Thief, Brigand." (more...)

Cal Shakes to Open 41st Season with TWELFTH NIGHT, 5/27Cal Shakes to Open 41st Season with TWELFTH NIGHT, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater opens its 2015 season with Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, Twelfth Night, directed by Christopher Liam Moore. Twelfth Night plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from May 27 through June 21. (more...)

Cast Set for Ken Urban's SENSE OF AN ENDING World Premiere at Theatre503 This SpringCast Set for Ken Urban's SENSE OF AN ENDING World Premiere at Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The world premiere of award-winning playwright Ken Urban's Sense of an Ending, directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, will be showing at Theatre503 from May. This compelling political thriller shines a light on journalistic truth amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. The production will run at Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW from Tuesday 12th May through Saturday 6th June 2015. Press Night: Friday 15th May 2015. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen CahillSalt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen Cahill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) closes out its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Cohen Ambrose on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDESNikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, begin rehearsals today for the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Headlines The Old Vic's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Headlines The Old Vic's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Associated Press has confirmed earlier rumors that the Broadway-bound GROUNDHOG DAY musical will debut at the Old Vic Theatre as part of Matthew Warchus' first season at the helm. (more...)

Divas, Drama, Romance! Meet the Full Cast of LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayDivas, Drama, Romance! Meet the Full Cast of LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 20, 2015

Four time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming makes her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills, two-time Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Jerry O'Connell, Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson in Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Living on Love opens tonight, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell BealeFull Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell Beale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). (more...)

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGUniversity of Adelaide Theatre Guild Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Barry Lenny - Apr 19, 2015

Shakespeare's much-loved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing features Benedick, a wisecracking confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favourite sparring partner. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present New Works From Flaherty, Gattelli, Hwang, LaChiusa, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonThe Old Globe to Present New Works From Flaherty, Gattelli, Hwang, LaChiusa, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

In its upcoming 2015-2016 season, The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will present three world-premiere productions with multiple sophomore productions, and more. Check out the full lineup below! (more...)

Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Stage and screen vet and director of Disney's smash-hit, live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has confirmed his new theatre company's inaugural season at the West End's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

Gorilla Tango to Launch Young Artists Program Next MonthGorilla Tango to Launch Young Artists Program Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Gorilla Tango Theatre will launch the Young Artists Program this May.The Young Artists Program will offer audition-only, performance workshops. Each workshop will commence in a fully-produced production as part of Gorilla Tango's show schedule. The first round of auditions will be held on May 20. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth to Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL This SummerNick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth to Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company announces casting and creative team for the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl. The production, May 7-June 7, reunites the Labyrinth Theater Company member with director Mimi O'Donnell, who worked together on the 2011 production of Thinner Than Water. Thinner Than Water marked both the playwriting debut of Ross and the directorial debut of O'Donnell. (more...)

DOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers TheatreDOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs April 28 - July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At DonmarFull Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Company of WOLF HALLBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Company of WOLF HALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 17th, 2015 (2pm to 3:30pm), please join us for a career Conversations at The New School-Auditorium on 12th Street (66 West 12th Street), with Wolf Hall: Parts I and II lead cast members Nathaniel Parker (King Henry VIII), Ben Miles (Thomas Cromwell), Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn) and Director Jeremy Herrin and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Ronke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield TheatresRonke Adekoluejo, James Northcote & More to Lead PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the cast for Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, dramatised by Simon Reade. Tamara Harvey directs Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy),Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples' Theatre to complete the company. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. This production is directed by Kevin Hammond, Artistic Director of Humber River Shakespeare in Toronto making his CSC debut. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Kelly Mengelkoch as Kate and Nicholas Rose as Petruchio. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Creative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneCreative Team Set for PCTF's PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Creative teams have been announced for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6The Old Globe to Offer Encore of THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Following successful showings in the past two seasons, The Old Globe will offer an encore presentation of Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare, on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

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